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DEA agent paid Amtrak employee for confidential passenger info

Posted on August 13, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Drug Enforcement Administration paid an Amtrak secretary more than $850,000 over the past 19 years for confidential passenger information, even though the records were available at no cost through an agreement with Amtrak police, according to a watchdog report, The Washington Post reported.

The Amtrak inspector general’s office said the employee handed over the information “without seeking approval from Amtrak management or the Amtrak Police Department.” The report, released in June, said the company removed the worker from service and filed charges against the individual, according to the report.

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